Executive Briefings

Maersk Contracts for More Environmentally Sustainable Coatings for Ocean Containers

Valspar Corporation, a global player in the paint and coatings industry, will provide Valspar Aquaguard waterborne coating for shipping containers manufactured in Maersk Container Industry's operations in Dongguan, China. With this agreement, manufacturing of a significant share of dry goods containers will convert from solvent borne coatings to Valspar Aquaguard waterborne coating.

Maersk Container Industry (MCI) is a business unit in the Maersk Group, which comprises the world's largest shipping container company. MCI plans to begin production with Valspar Aquaguard sometime in 2014 and aims towards one day going 100-percent waterborne.

"Maersk is a global leader in container-industry sustainability, and we are privileged to partner with them on this innovative coatings solution," said Roeland Polet, Valspar senior vice president, Global Industrial. "This is an important step, and we proudly put our 60-plus years of waterborne coatings expertise forward as a cost-effective, sustainable solution."

Valspar Aquaguard is a two-coat, 100-percent waterborne coating system developed by Valspar that replaces high VOC, solvent-based coatings. Valspar Aquaguard reduces VOCs by 94 percent, improves corrosion performance, reduces energy use and lowers emissions.

Source: Valspar Corporation

Maersk Container Industry (MCI) is a business unit in the Maersk Group, which comprises the world's largest shipping container company. MCI plans to begin production with Valspar Aquaguard sometime in 2014 and aims towards one day going 100-percent waterborne.

"Maersk is a global leader in container-industry sustainability, and we are privileged to partner with them on this innovative coatings solution," said Roeland Polet, Valspar senior vice president, Global Industrial. "This is an important step, and we proudly put our 60-plus years of waterborne coatings expertise forward as a cost-effective, sustainable solution."

Valspar Aquaguard is a two-coat, 100-percent waterborne coating system developed by Valspar that replaces high VOC, solvent-based coatings. Valspar Aquaguard reduces VOCs by 94 percent, improves corrosion performance, reduces energy use and lowers emissions.

Source: Valspar Corporation